Letter urging BCAG Shirley Bond to lay charges against Winston Blackmore

Stop Polygamy in Canada Society
PO Box 136, Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0
Ph: 780-768-2180

Honourable Shirley Bond February 24, 2012
Attorney General of BC VIA: EMAIL & POST
PO Box 9044
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

Dear Honourable Minister Bond:

Re: Laying charges against Winston Blackmore for impregnating 9 under aged girls, trafficking young girls for sexual purposes and practicing polygamy

On June 30, 2009, RCMP Constable Shelley Livingstone filed an affidavit in the B.C. Supreme Court detailing that four of the 25 wives of Winston Blackmore were just 15 when they “married” him, another two were 16 and three were 17.

RCMP Sgt. Terry Jacklin has in his possession a list of over 50 under aged girls trafficked to and from the FLDS communities in Bountiful and FLDS communes in the States for sexual purposes—marriages to older men. I also have this list and can forward it to you via email upon request.

Winston Blackmore has flaunted his polygamy in public for years. We are encouraged that you have taken the steps to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Bountiful. However, past experience simply means more delays in dealing with this infamous cult.

On November 23, 2011, Chief Justice Robert Bauman of the BC Supreme Court ruled that sec. 293 CC proscribing polygamy is constitutional. Sections 15 and 28 of the Charter guarantee equality to women. Canada has ratified the Protocols of several UN documents pertaining to women’s equality rights including the right to be free of the ancient patriarchal practice of polygamy.

Canadians need certainty. Canadians are entitled to be reassured that concubines and harems will never be allowed in Canada. It is your duty to charge Winston Blackmore with these alleged crimes. We want to see these charges laid sooner, not later.

Sincerely yours,

Nancy Mereska, President

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